Product Lifecycle Update – January 2022

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Find out what’s new, what’s coming, and what’s going in our latest product life cycle report.

What’s New

Sophos ZTNA: One Agent, one console, one vendor
Sophos ZTNA is unique in that it offers a single agent solution for both zero trust network access and your next-gen endpoint protection with Intercept X.  While Sophos ZTNA will work with any endpoint solution, it works better together with Sophos Intercept X, providing a single agent, managed from a single console, all from a single vendor.  It also leverages Synchronized Security Heartbeat ™ for device health to enable conditional access and stop threats dead in their tracks.  Together, Sophos ZTNA and Intercept X provide the best end-to-end protection for your remote workers and the applications and networks they need to connect to. Discover more

Sophos Switch
The Sophos Switch Series will offer models with 8, 24, or 48 ports, either 1GE or 2.5GE, and including various Power over Ethernet options. Together with Sophos Firewall and Sophos Wireless, this gives you a single vendor for network security, all managed in Sophos Central. This opens up completely new cross-sell and upsell opportunities to expand your Sophos footprint and strengthen your pitch by “selling the network stack”. Discover more

Multi-Cloud Threat Detection and Response with Sophos XDR
Sophos Extended Detection and Response (XDR) now goes even further for you customers in the public cloud, adding Microsoft Azure (Azure) and Google Cloud Platform (GCP) activity logs alongside Amazon Web Services (AWS) – helping your security teams see the bigger picture across public cloud environments. Discover more


Coming Soon

Sophos Firewall v19 With Xstream SD-WAN
Sophos Firewall OS v19 includes several new and exciting SD-WAN capabilities including SD-WAN profiles with multi-gateway support and performance SLA link selection, as well as performance monitoring tools, SD-WAN logging, and much more. Xstream FastPath Acceleration of IPsec VPN tunnel traffic will also be part of SFOS v19 and is still being finalized for inclusion in the next EAP phase. Discover more

Sophos Email Mailflow
All customers and partners using Sophos Email with Office 365 can now integrate directly with Office 365 for inbound and outbound email protection without the need to redirect their Mail Exchange (MX) records. Join the Sophos Email Mailflow Early Access Program (EAP) from Sophos Central to get started. Discover more


Going Soon

Sophos XG Series hardware appliances
The end-of-sale date for any available XG Series appliances has been extended until March 31, 2022. As the model availability will vary by region, this does not guarantee that a specific model will be available in your region. Please check with your local Sophos team for inventory information.

  • All lifecycle milestones for the XG Series and related subscriptions have been extended by one quarter. Read more in this article.
  • The XG 650 is sold out in all regions.

Special offers are currently available for these hardware models. Reach out to your local Sophos sales team or distributor for further details.


Sophos UTM Manager (SUM)
On January 31, 2022, we plan to stop the distribution of the Sophos UTM Manager (SUM) and have announced a December 31, 2022 End-of-Life date for this product. All existing licenses have been extended to December 31, 2025 and the extended license can be obtained via the myUTM Licensing Portal.

The EOL communication to partners and customers went out on November 4, 2021.


Sophos SSL VPN Client for Windows
On January 31, 2022 the Sophos SSL VPN Client for Windows will be end-of-life and no longer supported in favour of the new and enhanced Sophos Connect VPN Client or Sophos ZTNA (Zero Trust Network Access) product.

Sophos Dynamic DNS service
The EOL is January 31, 2022 – Sophos Firewall continues to support a number of other Dynamic DNS providers that customers can utilize for this service.

PureMessage for Exchange
The EOL will be June 30, 2023 – there is no migration path.

PureMessage for Unix
The EOL will be June 30, 2023 – the migration path is Sophos Email.

Sophos Email Appliance 
The EOL will be June 30, 2023 – the migration path is Sophos Email.

Endpoint Protection, Server Protection and Enterprise Console products (standalone or managed on premises)
The EOL will be July 20, 2023 – the migration path is Intercept X Advanced or Intercept X Advanced for Server

Sophos Mobile (managed on premises)
The EOL will be July 20, 2023 – the migration path will be Sophos Mobile managed in Sophos Central.

SafeGuard Enterprise
The EOL will be July 20, 2023 – the migration path will be Sophos Central Device Encryption.


Abbreviation index: EoS = End of Sale, EoL = End of Life

Additionally, check out our Sophos Product Lifecycle page and Upcoming Training Courses.